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Mountain tour

Mt. Vogel (1923 m), along the ridge above the Razor Mountain pasture

Mountain tour · Julian Alps
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  • Starting point at the Kuk Mountain pasture
    / Starting point at the Kuk Mountain pasture
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Along the trail to Mt. Vogel
    / Along the trail to Mt. Vogel
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Train from the mountain pass towards Mt. Vogel with Mt. Žabiški Kuk in the background
    / Train from the mountain pass towards Mt. Vogel with Mt. Žabiški Kuk in the background
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Mt. Vogel with all the beauties in the background
    / Mt. Vogel with all the beauties in the background
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Marvellous views of the ridge towards Mt. Vrh nad Škrbino and Mt. Tolminski Kuk
    / Marvellous views of the ridge towards Mt. Vrh nad Škrbino and Mt. Tolminski Kuk
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Continuation of the trail towards the Globoko Mountain pass
    / Continuation of the trail towards the Globoko Mountain pass
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Short ascent to the mountain pass
    / Short ascent to the mountain pass
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / View towards the Razor Mountain pasture
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Ridge towards Mt. Rušnati vrh and the bunker - remnant of the Rapal border
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Neatly arranged bivouac beneath the mountain pass
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Trail from the Razor Mountain pasture towards the starting point
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
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This easy circular trail takes you to the eastern part of the mountain ridge above the Razor Mountain pasture. This mountain ridge represents the border between the Tolmin and the Bohinj region.
moderate
12.9 km
5:59 h
877 m
883 m
There is a gradually ascending cart track routed from the parking lot in front of the Kuk Mountain pasture to the mountain hut at the Razor Mountain pasture. Next to the mountain hut you can notice signs directing you through the forest to a junction. where you turn to the right towards Mt. Vogel. You walk through a thin forest for a while. When you get out of the forest, you follow the long crossing trail with intermediate bends to the mountain pass. The trail to the right leads to Mt. Žabiški Kuk, whilst the trail to the left leads to a short ridge from where you only have to make a few steps to arrive to the summit of Mt. Vogel.

Here, you can enjoy in views over the wider area. You descend along the marked trail to the mountain pass on the other side of the mountain and continue following the markings directing you to the left beneath the ridge towards the Globoko Moutain pass. Just beneath this mountain pass you have to overcome a less comfortable and steep gravel ascent. This section is secured with a wire rope, however, caution is advised.

When you arrive to the pass, views open towards the Razor Mountain pasture and the valley below. You descend past the neatly arranged bivouac and a bunker which you can visit. The preserved bunker was constructed in the times of the Rapal border.

The winding trail takes you to the Razor Mountain pasture from where you only need to walk for another hour to get to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

It is really worth you time to walk from the mountain pass to Mt. Žabiški Kuk. This ascent will prolong your tour for approximately 90 minutes.

There is a bivouac with two beds located beneath the Globoko Pass.

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Author
Ksenija Vogrinc
Updated: May 21, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Highest point
1895 m
Lowest point
1181 m
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Safety information

The trail is not demanding and the only less comfortable section of the trail is the last steep and rocky ascent to the Globoko Mountain pass. You can help yourself climbing by holding the wire rope.

Equipment

This hiking trail is also routed over rocky terrain, which is why it requires good footwear with well-profiled soles. Hikers who like to use trekking poles will find such equipment very useful.

There is no water source along the trail from the mountain hut to the above summits, which is why you have to bring a sufficient supply of water. This applies especially to the summer months.

Winter climbs to Mt. Vogel require complete winter equipment.

Tips, hints and links

You can also start this tour in the village of Tolminske Ravne. From this village you first have to overcome an approximately one-hour-long ascent to the Razor Mountain pasture where you continue along the already mentioned trail.

Start

Kuk Mountain pasture (1193 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.217342, 13.790724
UTM
33T 406730 5118906

Destination

Mt. Vogel, Globoko Mountain pass

Turn-by-turn directions

 

After an approximately one-hour-walk from the Kuk Mountain pasture you approach the Razor Mountain pasture where you follow the signs towards Mt. Vogel. The marked trail from the thin forest turns to the east to the well-visible mountain pass between Mt. Žabiški Kuk on the right and Mt. Vogel on the left, and continues along the ridge to the summit of Mt. Vogel.

From Mt. Vogel, the trail descends to the mountain pass where the sign initially directs you downhill and later to the left beneath the ridge of Mt. Vrh Krnic. This nice crossing trail with small ascents and descents ends beneath the Globoko Mountain pass which you reach along a somewhat unpleasant gravel ascent. The trail from the pass winds down to the Razor Mountain pasture and follows the access road back to the starting point.

Public transport

There is no public transportation to the starting point.

Getting there

From the town of Tolmin, follow the regional road towards the village of Most na Soči. Turn left at the intersection with the sign for the village of Ljubinj and continue through the village of Poljubinj to the village of Ljubinj. At the end of the village, follow the sign pointing left towards the Stador and Razor Mountain pastures. The road is narrow and at some sections in somewhat bad condition but drivable all the way to the Kuk Mountain pasture.

Parking

Parking is available at the parking lot in front of the Kuk Mountain Pasture.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.9 km
Duration
5:59 h
Ascent
877 m
Descent
883 m
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